'Shalom' and welcome to top Jewish hits of '93

AIRCHECK

January 07, 1994|By Steve McKerrow | Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer

Music hit countdowns proliferate on the radio around the New Year, and one of the most specialized gets a belated airing here this weekend.

"Shalom America's Top 10 Jewish Hits of 1993 Countdown" can be heard at 7 p.m. Sunday on WOLB-AM (1010). Baltimore singer Avraham Rosenblum is on the list, with the song "Tzadik Katomar."

The hourlong show is part of "Phil Fink's Shalom America," a Cleveland-based Jewish interest show not currently heard in this market.

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Annapolis radio station WNAV-AM (1430) is changing formats this month under a new management agreement, switching from the oldies music to a "middle-of-the-road" format featuring songs by artists from Count Basie to Carly Simon.

Adams Communications, Inc. has leased the station from owner Encore Broadcasting of Maryland. The firm is headed by Connie Adams, an area public relations and advertising firm owner who used to produce the popular "Harden and Weaver Show" on Washington's WMAL-AM (630).

WEAA-FM (88.9), the station based at Morgan State University, has established a broadcast job bank in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Economic Employment.

Four times daily through January, Jazz 88 will air available jobs and provide listeners with phone numbers and other job-search assistance. Listen at 8:25 a.m. and at 12:25 p.m., 4:25 p.m. and 9:25 p.m.

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Wendy Corey, former news and public affairs director at WERQ-AM/FM (1010/92.3), has been named Baltimore bureau chief of Shadow News, which provides traffic and news to a number of stations across the nation.

Ms. Corey anchors morning Shadow newscasts heard in Baltimore on the stations of the Radio One group, including WERQ-FM (92.3), WOLD-AM (1010) and WWIN-AM/FM (1400/95.9).

Afternoon newscasts are anchored by Stephanie Gaines-Bryant, formerly of National Public Radio.

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This weekend's "Texaco-Metropolitan Opera" broadcast features Puccini's "Madame Butterfly, starring Diana Soviero, Yun Deng, Richard Leech and Thomas Allen.

The program airs at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow on WBJC-FM (91.5).

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